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IV Therapy Specialist

Jason Chiu, MD -  - Pain Management Specialist

The Painless Center

Jason Chiu, MD

Pain Management Specialist & Anesthesiologist located in Carlstadt, NJ & Tenafly, NJ

If you’re lacking nutrients, you’re not functioning at peak condition. At The Painless Center in Tenafly and Carlstadt, New Jersey, Jason Chiu, MD, offers innovative, in-office IV therapy to address a variety of chronic health conditions by delivering essential vitamins and nutrients into your bloodstream. Treatment boosts your energy and improves the efficiency of your immune system. Dr. Chiu also offers ketamine infusion therapy to address chronic pain when other treatments have failed. Find out if you’re a good candidate for IV therapy today by calling the office nearest you or by using the convenient online booking feature.

IV Therapy

What is IV therapy?

Intravenous (IV) therapy is an effective way to provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs to function properly.

When you take vitamins and other supplements orally, they must travel through your digestive tract, and only about 50% are absorbed. Delivering nutrients directly into your bloodstream ensures you receive the full benefit of treatment.

Dr. Chiu also uses IV therapy for ketamine treatments to address chronic pain. Ketamine is a powerful analgesic medication that resets the way your body communicates pain and can be a useful treatment for severe pain that isn’t treatable with other therapies.


Why do I need IV therapy?

You may benefit from IV therapy if you’re looking for a general boost to your overall health and wellness. IV therapy can provide you with renewed energy and even help you overcome the side effects of the flu or a hangover.

Dr. Chiu also offers IV therapy to reduce the symptoms of chronic health conditions, such as:

  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Immune system disorders
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome

After a full evaluation of your overall health and medical history, Dr. Chiu can determine which vitamins and minerals you lack. He creates a therapy plan using necessary nutrients to improve your symptoms or overall health.


What’s involved in IV nutrition therapy?

IV therapy involves inserting an intravenous line into the bloodstream. Through that line, Dr. Chiu can deliver the necessary vitamins and minerals.

Common ingredients in an IV therapy procedure include:

  • Biotin
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Amino acids
  • Vitamins A, B, C, D, and K

IV therapy also can include the antioxidant glutathione, which can slow down the aging process and prevent a variety of chronic diseases, like diabetes and heart disease.


What can I expect with ketamine IV infusions?

During your ketamine infusion, Dr. Chiu ensures you’re comfortable and relaxed. Once the infusion begins, you may experience balance issues, so you can expect to remain seated throughout the procedure.

Dr. Chiu carefully monitors your infusion and can address side effects, such as nausea or dizziness, that arise during treatment.

Once your infusion is complete, you may feel tired or groggy. For your safety, you need to have a friend drive you home. You should also plan to rest and limit your activity for several hours after treatment

Find out more about the benefits of IV therapy for addressing chronic pain or to boost your health and wellness today by calling The Painless Center or by using the online booking feature.